In Other News

GIRLS TRACK: Serratore seals marvelous Methacton career with PIAA medal, earns Mercury All-Area Athlete of the Year honors

By Rosemarie Ross rross@pottsmerc.com @RoseRoss31 on Twitter |

Think About It: On taking a detour

“Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours we didn’t mean to take.” — Angela N. Blount ...

Don Meyer, Ph.D. Think About It |

MOST RECENT STORIES

  • Lifestyle

    ABC to XYZ in foods: O’ my goodness! — Olives, okra, orzo and oregano

    Olives Ninety percent of the fruit of the estimated 85 million olive trees in the world are pressed into olive oil with the remaining 10 percent marketed as table olives. The edible olive was established 5,000 to 6,000 years ago. But, they can date back to 3,000 B.C. in Crete.

    |

  • Visual arts

    ‘Legendary’ exhibit at The African American Museum in Philadelphia explores house ballroom culture

    Photographer Gerard H. Gaskin creates art, but also shines a light on people who need to be seen.

    By Tara Lynn Johnson For Digital First Media |

  • News

    Accused Lower Pottsgrove arsonist has her trial date

    NORRISTOWN >> A Lower Pottsgrove woman accused of torching and destroying the home of her neighbor, a Limerick detective, has her trial date.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. chessler@21st-centurymedia.com @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

  • News

    DCNR reveals statewide recreation plan at Pottstown Volleyball Rumble (photos, video)

    POTTSTOWN >> About 15 people riding yellow Bike Pottstown bicycles pedaled their way onto the lush green fields of Memorial Park Thursday to center court of the 24th annual Pottstown Volleyball Rumble.

    By Michilea Patterson mpatterson@21st-centurymedia.com @MichileaP on Twitter |

  • Beer

    Brew Hub: Craft brewing in the Philly region

    The Craft Beer industry has soared to new heights globally, and the Philadelphia area has been a flagship of homebrewed growth and innovation.

    By Digital First Media Staff @DFMPhillyNews on Twitter |

  • Lifestyle

    In memory of dad, try bread and butter pickles

    Here in the United States it took over 60 years before Father’s Day was recognized by a special proclamation from President Richard Nixon, to be observed the third Sunday in June – this year the third Sunday falls on the 21st. The importance of this day is to honor and showcase the need of a father, as well as a mother, in a child’s life.

    |

  • Lifestyle

    Spay and Save: Adoptable pets of the week

    Scooter (dog) Scooter is a 2-year-old pit/box mix. He is a very sweet energetic boy who thinks he is a lap dog. Scooter is good with all size dogs and can’t wait to join his forever home.

    |

  • Columns

    Think About It: A day on the mountain

    “You never climb the same mountain twice, not even in memory. Memory rebuilds the mountain, changes the weather, retells the jokes, remakes all the moves.” — Lito Tejada-flores

    By Don Meyer Think About It |

  • Lifestyle

    Phoenixville Kiwanis announce children’s plaza summer programs

    Phoenixville: The Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville is once again sponsoring programs for children throughout the summer from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday at the Kiwanis Children’s Plaza in the open air space between 217 and 219 Bridge St. All shows are free and everyone is welcome. In the event of rain the performances will be held at the Phoenixville Art Center, 207 Bridge St. Free parking is available until 2 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Children’s Plaza, which...

    |

  • Mass transit systems

    Preliminary public transportation details for Pope’s visit to Philadelphia released

    PHILADELPHIA >> Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City and agency officials announced preliminary information about public transportation options during the World Meeting of Families convening, Sept. 22 to 25, 2015, and the weekend of the Papal Visit, Sept. 26 to 27, 2015.

    By Mayor’s Office of Communications For Digital First Media |

The Phoenix Reporter and Item: BLOGS